Advice Ashton Kutcher Got On Supporting Women In The #MeToo Era Came From A Trusted Source

“The best thing [is] for men to just shut up and listen for a little bit.”

There has been a lot of talk about what men can do in the #MeToo and Time's Up era in regards to supporting women (and other men) who speak out about gender inequality. The Ranch's Ashton Kutcher, for one, turned to a source close to home when it came to asking this question: his wife, Mila Kunis.


Earlier this week, the That '70s Show alum took part in a conversation at TechCrunch's Disrupt conference in San Francisco. During the chat, Kutcher was asked about the hot-button topic that has permeated both worlds he inhabits — the entertainment and tech realms.

"You know, the best advice that I got relative to this entire thing came from my wife, and she said, 'Men have had hundreds of years to solve this problem and to talk about this and figure it out,' and it's probably the best thing, at this point, for men to just shut up and listen for a little bit," Kutcher began.

This wouldn't be the first time Kutcher took what Kunis said to heart. People praised her for reminding him that dads don't deserve praise for just being a parent — something he learned while taking care of their children, Wyatt and Dimitri. Kunis has been open about how women are sometimes treated in Hollywood and, as someone who himself has spoken out about gender equality in the workplace, Kutcher has a few ideas on how we can improve things across industries.

"I actually think that anything I say is ultimately a hollow action and that the only thing [there] is for me to do is to actually do, and anything else in-between is bullshit," Kutcher added, launching into actionable solutions.

For one, hire more women. Not only that, but make sure that there is equal pay within institutions. For those who have money power — be they investors like Kutcher or consumers — it will be important to make sure that they are investing in companies that take these ideas seriously, and make it their mission to do so. And, finally, to "continue to tell stories about the extraordinary women in history and in the world."

(H/T: Yahoo!)

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Editor's Note: Ashton Kutcher is a co-founder of A Plus.


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